Press Telegram: Doctor sounds alarm on risks of nuclear energy
‘Nuclear power is a grave public health danger, far worse than tobacco. Over time, it will induce epidemics of cancer, leukemia and genetic disease in all future generations from the massive quantities of radioactive waste currently being generated.’
World Nuclear News: German research reactor fuel returned to USA
Some nine kilograms of US-origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) research reactor fuel has been shipped from Germany to the USA, marking the return of all such material from the country. The US Department of Energy's (DoE's) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said that the material, transported by sea and rail, was the fourth shipment completed during the past year.
Guardian: PM urges Spain to reconsider nuclear moratorium
Spain's socialist government should reconsider its moratorium on building more nuclear power plants, former socialist prime minister Felipe Gonzalez said on Thursday. Gonzalez, Spain's longest serving prime minister since its transition to democracy and a leading figure in the socialist party, was a staunch defender of Spain's moratorium on new nuclear capacity when he was in power from 1982 to 1996.
World Nuclear News: Environmental report for third new Finnish nuclear project
The environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for Fennovoima Oy's project to build a new nuclear power plant has found no environmental problems at any of the three sites under consideration. The report is the last of three to be submitted for the three different new build projects proposed in Finland.
The Standard: more studies needed on nuclear power
‘Kenya must undertake a comprehensive assessment of her long-term energy needs and exploit local resources before contemplating the construction of a nuclear plant, a nuclear expert has said. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) senior energy economist Dr Ferenc Toth, said the country might encounter enormous problems in financing a nuclear plant due to stringent conditions from international financers.’
International Herald Tribune: The US and the Nukes – Nonproliferation
North Korea's decision to expel nuclear inspectors and restart production of nuclear weapons-grade plutonium at its Yongbyon reactor is a stark reminder of what the Bush administration is leaving its successor. This came just a week after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran now has 3,820 centrifuges operating at 85 percent efficiency and has produced 1,056 pounds of low-enriched uranium (LEU).